Virgin Merino Wool
We use 100% pure virgin Merino wool in everything from our mouse pads to our coasters, desk pads to laptop lifts. The quality and purity affects how the product feels, and to get the best hand feel we had to keep the product pure.
How It's Made
Our wool comes from merino sheep, which produce a very fine fibered wool. The wool is shorn from sheep and then felted together through a combination of pressure and steam into a 3 mm thick mat. The felting process creates a very strong, dense material. It’s water resistant. It’s insulating. It’s protective. And the quality and purity of the wool that goes into that process determines the quality of the final product.
Not All Felt is Created Equal
There are a ton of different kinds of felt out there, in a variety of colors and compositions. Here’s how four common types are created:
First, we tried 100% pure merino wool—it was dense, soft to the touch, and looked great with our desk collection. But it’s also very expensive. Over the next couple of months we tested alternative felts to see if we could reduce the price. Unfortunately, all the synthetic and combination felts that we tested were noticeably rougher to touch. The fibers weren’t as fine, and they didn’t pack as densely as pure wool felt. The desk pad is something that you’ll touch a lot—to get the right texture and quality, 100% merino wool was the only option.
Natural wool felt resists fraying, the cut edges are crisp and clean, and the feel on your skin is soft and cushioned. We source the wool felt and then die-cut it in house and add the leather tab. Using the right material means that the desk pad gives you spatial organization, softness and warmth, all while protecting your desk.
“The pure 100% wool felt was really the only option. It had the quality we needed.”
Wool Felt Mouse Pads
Premium merino wool, laminated to a natural cork backing for an ideal surface for your mouse.
Wool Felt Desk Pads
All the same premium material, in whatever size you need for your space.